Studyweek Netherlands – The Bardos of Life and Death – 21/28 Feb 2020

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing a study week from 21 February to 28 February 2010 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The Bardos of Life and Death
Friday 21 – Friday 28 February 2020

Lama Jigmé Namgyal will explain the Bardos of life and dying during a seven day studyweek. Bardo is a Tibetan word that simply means ‘transition’ or ‘intermediate state’. A gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is like a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. This view is central to the most ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth. In reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death. They are seen as unique moments whereby the possibility of liberation or enlightenment is heightened. During this profound studyweek Lama Jigmé will dive into being more aware and accepting of impermanence. This can help in everyday life to deal with loss and setbacks easier and eventually lead to less (or no) fear during the transition to the bardo of death.

For more details about the study week, including prices for attending the weekend, mid-week or the entire study week and the registration procedure please visit the event page on Phuntsok Chö Ling’s website or contact Phuntsok Chö Ling directly by sending an email to

Practical information

Date: Friday 21 until Friday 28 February 2020
Location:  Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17b, 3024 CL Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Time: Friday 21 February: 19.30 to 21.30h
            Saturday 22 to Friday 28 February:  10.00 to 17.00h

Language: English with simultaneous translation into Dutch

Other: Daily vegetarian lunch is included

Register here


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